Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series

Judy Paget, executive director of Hospital Hospitality House, will give a presentation titled, “Hospital Hospitality House – I Hope You Never Need One” at 8 a.m. Friday, March 29. The presentation will take place in 2150 Schneider Hall.

The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.mReservations are required and can be made below or by calling (269) 387-5964. Free parking is available in Schneider Hall Lot 72R.

hospital hospitality house

The Hospital Hospitality House of Southwest Michigan was established in 1985 in collaboration with Borgess Medical Center and Bronson Methodist Hospital. The first location succeeded and led to two additional locations being opened in 2017 and 2019.

The House is open 365 days a year and 24 hours a day. Through the generous support of the community, they fulfill their mission to make it easier for families to support their loved one receiving medical care by providing a homelike, comforting place to stay. The House serves more than 1,200 guests annually.

Each House offers a kitchen, laundry facilities, family visiting areas, and relaxing patio and garden areas. This allows caregivers and patients receiving intensive outpatient care to recover without the financial barrier that often bars families from being involved in day-to-day care. 

Haworth College of Business

Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business, one of the largest schools of business in the United States, is the academic home to more than 3,500 undergraduate students majoring in 18 specialized areas of business. An additional 500 graduate students study business administration and accountancy.

The Haworth College of Business is among an elite group of fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide that are accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is among a select 1 percent of business schools worldwide that have additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accountancy programs.

About the series

The Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series provides an opportunity for the local community to hear top business leaders and WMU faculty, alumni and friends of the Haworth College of Business discuss current topics of interest.